Spring is here!

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  1. mdw

    mdw TPF Noob!

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    It's spring here in the Netherlands. Today was a particularly warm day for the time of year, and so I went out to take some pictures.

    What do you think of these?

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  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The blooming trees are wonderful, aren't they?
    And I am only now working on some photos I took last year in spring and I could in Spring 2006 only take these kind of photos on 1 and 2 May.
    In this year, however, our plum trees in the front garden have looked like my May-2006-photos for days already and soon enough the blossoms will be gone!

    Disadvantage: too few bees and bumble-bees are out and about.
    Last year the plum trees were buzzing with bees - this year ... one? Two?
    The trees bloom too early.

    But the sight is wonderful and you captured it in a wonderful manner! I really like the simplicity of your first photo here!
     
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    #1 is the cats meow I lik the simple contrasting colors and sharpness.
     
  4. mdw

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    The cats meow! Thanks! Never heard of that by the way! :)
    Anyway, thanks to you both.

    Today I went again, this time with the idea to shoot some bees and blossom. What do you think of these?

    I'm starting to know my new camera a bit. But any comments, tips and suggestions are very welcome!

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  5. Cheesewheel

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    2, 3, and 7 are my favorites. What speed were you shooting the bee shots with?
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I now no longer dare to show you my more than humble attempts to get bee-in-flight photos :oops:
    These are so good!
    Mine came out sooooo bloopery! :cry:
     
  7. mdw

    mdw TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the comments! :)

    These pictures were all taken with the Canon EOS 400D and a Tamron 55-200mm lens.

    For the bee shots I used shutter-speeds like 1/400sec or higher. Other settings were ISO 400 or higher, F/14 to F/16 and lighting compensation (?) at +3 stops. All of these were taken at a focal length of 200mm.

    @LaFoto: keep trying, and do dare to post. Try some of the settings above maybe.

    cheers,

    Roger
     
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    Nice series, I like 3
     
  9. mdw

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    Thanx! I think I like 3 the most also, and 4 maybe!
     
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    1 and 6 are my favorites
     

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